The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that it has put some measures in place to curb examination malpractice and extortion of candidates by introducing a brand new characteristic within the ongoing registration for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE).
This was disclosed by the JAMB’s Head of Media and Protocol, JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in an announcement, on Thursday, in Abuja. Based on him, the brand new characteristic is known as, “Know Your Registration Officer,” and it was launched to fortify the registration course of and guard towards abuse and manipulation of candidates.
The brand new characteristic will be sure that the picture of the Registration Officer to be displayed on the nook of the display screen getting used to register the candidate along with his biometric particulars that had been captured.
The assertion reads: “To additional fortify the registration course of and be sure that candidates know the place and who’s registering them for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination Board( UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) train, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) has offered for the picture of the Registration Officer to be displayed on the nook of the display screen getting used to register the candidate apart from his biometric particulars that had been captured.
“Candidates registering for the 2021 UTME/DE train are urged to make sure that the image proven on the nook of the display screen is identical particular person registering them. If the image doesn’t match the face of the Registration Officer, candidates ought to instantly increase the alarm as such an individual is just not licensed to register them or they’re in a totally unauthorized registration outlet.
“This measure is along with a number of others put in place to information towards manipulation, abuse and exploitation of candidates in addition to forestalling examination malpractices.
” The Board’s improvements, together with this one which comes with some little modifications and additions to its processes, are to make the system higher and fortified towards those that are working continuous to benefit from the system.
“It’s, due to this fact, required of candidates who’re the foremost stakeholders within the course of, to observe the method as they’re being registered and cling to extant directions, guidelines and laws.”